R. A. White, Ardboe to Joseph Anderson, Co. Tyrone.
To: Master Joseph Anderson Ballymaguire [County Tyrone?] Brookend July 6th [1851?] Master J. [Joseph?] I sit down to address you hoping you will not be offended at me for doing so and only that I had the pleasure of seeing you at the house I could not have brought myself to address you, and which I am ashamed to acknowledge on account of me not making my appearance but I hope there will be forgiveness as I was not in the house I did not see you until you were on the road going home and then I thought that it was better for to not appear at all, and as for Mr C. I hope you will appologise [apologise?] to him on account of me not being in the house, for He was a great friend of mine the last day I was in Cookstown, Master Joseph you dissappointted [disappointed?] a great many on account of you not coming to our Church according to promise now I hope you will not be offended at me for taking the liberty of sending you these few lines and if it does offend I hope you will pardon and forgive Yours truly R. A. WhiteClose